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Brexit business support

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

Are you ready for our new relationship with the EU?

There will be guaranteed changes from 1 January for businesses as we start our new relationship with the EU, and there are many actions you can take today to prepare.

On the 12 October, the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, wrote to 600,000 firms, urging them to take action before the transition period ends in 80 days time.

Read a copy of this letter to businesses about urgent Brexit preparations

In order to help you in your preparations, the government has launched its 'Get Ready For Brexit' campaign at

Guidance notes

The government have published over 90 guidance notes to help your business prepare for a 'No Deal' Brexit.

You can also sign up to receive email alerts as soon as they publish any new guidance or updates.

You can find further guidance relevant to your business by using the GOV.UK filter.

Importing and exporting

GOV.UK has some helpful information on exporting or importing goods from the EU.

In the event of a 'No Deal' Brexit, you'll need an EORI number in order to move goods in or out of the EU. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to apply for one online, and it can take up to 3 working days to process.

Data protection

The Information Commissioner's Office has highlighted six steps to take to prepare for data protection compliance.

Binding Tariff Information

As a UK business, you should have already received a letter from HMRC outlining how Binding Tariff Information will change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. You can view that information on GOV.UK.

EU Settlement Scheme

GOV.UK have published information on how to support your employees through an application for settled status.

Further support and guidance


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